23xi Racing driver Kurt Busch explains that he is aware of teammate Bubba Wallace’s frustrations following more issues on pit road for the No. 23 team.
Pit crewproblems haunted Wallace in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Nashville,sparking a sudden radio exchange between crew chief Bootie Barker and Bubba.
Kurt Busch, this week revealed the cause of the issue blaming Joe Gibbs Racing for the issues 23XI Racing is facing on Pit Road this season.
“Leave me the f— alone, dude!!” – Bubba Wallace sends very strong message to Crew Chief Bootie Barker at Nashville
Joe Gibbs Racing is accountable for improving, training, and determining each week the pit crews for Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch.
In Oct 2020 @23XIRacing began from nothing (we did not buy an existing team) We work very hard every day to build a winning team that is now 1.5 seasons old. We greatly appreciate the support we get from @JoeGibbsRacing including pit crews and WILL always continue to improve https://t.co/smjrprWsxU
— Steve Lauletta (@slauletta) June 28, 2022
“As many problems as the 23 (team) has had, there’s nothing even anything worth saying anymore,” Said Kurt Busch via the The Athletic.
23XI owner Michael Jordanexplained in a statement, “Our partnership with Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing gives us the equipment, resources and expertise to do it.”
The pit crew issues have been across most Toyota teams. Kurt Busch currently sits 15th in points standing however he has already solidified a playoff spot.